'''Brown University''' is a Private university|private
, Ivy League
, Doctoral university|research university
in Providence, Rhode Island|Providence
, Rhode Island
. Founded in 1764 as "The College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," Brown is the List of Colonial Colleges|seventh-oldest institution
of higher education
in the United States
and one of the nine Colonial Colleges
established before the American Revolution
At its foundation, Brown was the first college in the United States
to accept students regardless of their religious affiliation.
[#Bronson|Bronson (1914), p. 30.]
program, established in 1847, was the first in what is now known as the Ivy League
. Brown's Brown University#The New Curriculum|New Curriculum
—sometimes referred to in education theory as the Brown Curriculum—was adopted by faculty vote...